8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
West Memphis
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Little Rock
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bentonville
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: New York City

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West Memphis

West Memphis ©
West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read West Memphis online trip planner .

New York City to West Memphis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to West Memphis. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in West Memphis

Fun & Games Casinos
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Southland Park Gaming and Racing ©
Southland Park Gaming and Racing

3
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Get outdoors at Pinnacle Mountain State Park and The Arkansas River Trail. You'll explore and learn at Old State House Museum and Esse Purse Museum. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Museum Of Discovery, see the interesting displays at Heifer Village (Heifer International), steep yourself in history at Little Rock Central High School, and ponder the world of politics at Arkansas State Capitol.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Little Rock visit planner.

Getting from West Memphis to Little Rock by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Little Rock can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
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Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Heifer Village (Heifer International) ©

2
nights
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of Anthony Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Ouachita National Forest, make a trip to Arkansas Walk of Fame, and then trek along Grand Promenade.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hot Springs online route maker .

You can drive from Little Rock to Hot Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. July in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bentonville.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Ouachita National Forest ©
Ouachita National Forest
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade

2
nights
Bentonville

Bentonville ©
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
On the 26th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, then witness the site of a historic battle at Pea Ridge National Military Park, then admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Walmart Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, engage your brain at Amazeum, and then stroll through Bentonville Town Square.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bentonville trip planning tool .

You can drive from Hot Springs to Bentonville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Hot Springs, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bentonville, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pea Ridge National Military Park, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
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Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©
Pea Ridge National Military Park

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